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Apr 28, 2010 11:00pm EDT
on mining safety since the big branch west virginia coal mine explosion which killed 29 workers early this month. we will hear about proposed changes to the regulations aimed at preventing companies from deily and safety improvements. tom harkin of iowa chairs the labor intentions committee. this is just over three hours. [inaudible conversations] >> the senate committee on health education and labor will please come to order. the topic of today's hearing couldn't be more timely or more important in the wake of the west virginia coal mine disaster the refinery explosion and course washington where seven workers people of the connecticut gas power plant and just last week a blast from the louisiana oil rig often built with mexico most likely killed 11 workers. it is time to focus renewed attention on the safety of our fellow workers. the string of recent deaths and injuries is a grim reminder that to many employers cut corners on safety to many workers paid the price with their lives. as the son of a coal miner i feel these losses deeply in a very personal level. my thoughts and prayer
CSPAN
Apr 19, 2010 11:00pm EDT
virginia and my friend from connecticut had a press conference earlier today to talk about some of the issues that are being talked about rhetorically. and let's say that what is happening right now -- and it is unfortunate for the american people -- what is happening right now is that both sides of the aisle are trying to herd of goats with language -- up folks with language that does not do justice to this, very difficult, something very much needed in this country. there have been a lot of discussion about this funding mechanism, this $50 million -- this $50 billion bailout fund, if you will -- and those are somebody else's words by the way, not mine. let's just talk about this and i know the american people are probably tuning and in some cases and wonder how we are jumping into this without a lot of dialogue, but the fact is that we have a financial regulation bill that i hope will come before us and that will dills something called orderly liquidation, so that when a large institution fails, it actually fails. i think that is what the american people would like to see happ
CSPAN
Apr 14, 2010 11:00pm EDT
-year period ofti dropped o number four hawaiian north dakota are the top two followed by west virginia then alaska and the mississippi. we also calculate how much each member of congress has received and the number of earmarks they have requested number one was senator cochran then of following senator in a way of a wide and mississippi and michigan former committee chairmen byrd and west virginia with 292 million and in the house congressmen pomeroy came in first followed closely by the two representatives from hawaii act 147 and 138 million respectively they were followed by republican and former committee chairman bill young from florida and stephanie -- from south dakota who came in with $118 billion as people add up the numbers they will match when the individual members are calculated for multiple projects more than one member ask for a project is in our database. several other oink awards held bent on earmarking award 10 million to the national institute for home town security courtesy of congressman rogers of kentucky it is to organize the higher education institution to get mo
CSPAN
Apr 15, 2010 11:00pm EDT
there forever in south carolina. in your neck of the woods in virginia tom. in west virginia 1, alan. we have added those to the bart stupak list that we will get rid of before november. you all know him as the most obnoxious member -- we have two of the most obnoxious members, not three or four or five. one person that has been particularly hostile to the tea party movement and that is alan from florida up. [applause] since most of us are probably legally qualified to vote in nevada, we have been there so much, we have a fabulous candidate, a doctor in nevada. we are really proud to endorse dr. joe. [applause] our final target list is another virginia race, gerry connolly. he will be good to improve the ethics of the 11th congressional district in virginia. as i said earlier, we have to remember to reward our friends. we have endorsed a number of incumbents. republicans who have stood with the tea party movement from the very beginning. tom mcclintock, in california four, tom price in georgia sex. he has been a champion in fighting -- george up 6 -- georgia six. he has been a champion in fig
CSPAN
Apr 9, 2010 11:00pm EDT
as her own lawyers, the virginia lawyers backed out of the case and quit because she wouldn't settle for the full amount they asked for in the complaint. they thought they had the case settled in 1997i believe it was and in this remarkable letter i got my hands on of the lawyers beg her to settle the case and said that most it was worth $50,000 if anything at all so there's a lot about the paula jones case. >> host: that's another what if the was it not? of the case settled and there was an opportunity to settle it even before the lawsuit was brought. >> guest: that's true and for that part i think president clinton deserves -- that wasn't the best decision on his part to play have to tell you president clinton's the five lawyers and paabo jones made it clear to me they believed they had the case settled so this wasn't something president clinton didn't agree to. he did agree and they thought it was settled and the last minute paul buck jones, her adviser susan carpenter mcmillan and her husband steve jones wanted more than the last four and walked in apology, more money or whatever
CSPAN
Apr 7, 2010 11:00pm EDT
by the virginia company right there and they went from lafayette park and were soon put on riverboats and sentenced to the south. and i spent considerable time recounting the story of african-americans in the white house which until barack obama and modernity black people in service. elizabeth is one figure i get some space, elizabeth ackley was mrs. lincoln's the five seamstress and wrote a memoir and was closer to the lincoln in some ways than almost anybody in the white house, she had an absolute bird's-eye view. she became a free black and wrote her memoir and mrs. lincoln felt betrayed and ended her life in a home for the colored indigent i think the name of the institution in the washington area and also i recounted meeting at the same time between frederick douglass and lincoln debate it's interesting henry louis gates became famous in the obama story a little later for reasons we all know in the presidency described for me it has a long description of the book about his impression of obama and he said the most radical thing about barack obama is he's african-american and in a
CSPAN
Apr 26, 2010 11:00pm EDT
of west virginia. they always do right to the cities, write to the businesses to pay their bills on time and right to the sections where the houses have the income levels so they don't have to worry about it. don't try and look for them in a rural west virginia or in rural montana or . they're just not there. and they're not going there. so when people say -- i get sick of this talk. this is meant to be about real people getting service. we got into a discussion about light touch versus of the touch and process and title one and title to and all of that is important when it comes down to it. but the real problem is getting that service to people who need it. there are every single state has rural people. i want to know what your plans are for that. >> look, mr. chairman, i could not agree more with what your saying. i could make a couple points. the problems and borough america are very serious problems. the plan takes them seriously. proposes the first ever mobility find. >> i knew you were going to say that. go ahead. >> it is an important step to directly tackle the challenges in rura
CSPAN
Apr 21, 2010 11:00pm EDT
issues. host: less go to west virginia -- let's go to west virginia, tom, at democratic caller. caller: pleasure to talk to you this morning. i went to university in the 1970's and we had an international dinner club each week. i had the pleasure of being able to meet many people from the middle east, iraq, iran, and also from afghanistan when i went to university there. the impression that i got was that there was not all that is going on now. it was very simple and people got along and people came to get a good education so that they could go back and have professional careers did i understand the previous years in our country, dictatorship from bush and cheney, but now we have are no president in the white house who understands the reality -- have a real president in the white house to understand the reality. but i don't understand why you allow in the middle east religion to intercept and your government, because that is a disaster waiting to happen 24/7. guest: well if i understand the gentleman's question, that at one time religion was not as preeminent in the politics of the mid
CSPAN
Apr 22, 2010 11:00pm EDT
is for good. -- one is fort hood. we have a similar circumstance at a hospital in virginia. has taken me three or four times to understand it, but within the additions on the food stamp program, where a lot of the dollars look like they are not obligated, it takes awhile for inflation to get back to where it was. perhaps we can get a better explanation than from me on this item, but a lot of the out years spending is mandatory, based on what we did on food stamps. you'd have to dramatically cut back food stamp spending right now, based upon inflation numbers that economists expect inflation to get up to 19. not a good explanation, but we can get somebody better on that. a lot of the dollars were kept driving down was the number that was actually going to be available. it was somewhere around the $30 billion category. a lot of that falls within the energy loan guarantee program, where a lot of the dollars have not been allocated out yet. there's an argument there that you could sweep some of those, but you could hopefully recruit, and i think there is a legitimate policy there. there are a coup
CSPAN
Mar 31, 2010 11:00pm EDT
something about this. host: bill, virginia. good morning. caller: my question regards marijuana. for years we have been told it is a gateway drug. in my experience it seems to be a gateway drug to the black market. seeing as how marijuana is the most widely used, by far, i am interested in your thoughts on this. if we legalize marijuana, that will cut down on people's access. people using harder drugs would get down. -- go down. guest: i recently gave a speech to the california police chiefs in which we outlined our legislation. it will not save the budget of california. legalization, the amount of money collected would be paltry compared to the amount of money spent on social and criminal justice costs. alcohol is taxed, but the amount of money collected does not even begin to pay for the drunk driving arrests and social and health care costs. legalization does not seem to make a lot of sense from many standpoints. we go into it in detail. the speech that i gave it is on our website. host: next call, pennsylvania. benjamin, good morning. caller: thank you for c-span, good morning. it is a
CSPAN
Apr 29, 2010 11:00pm EDT
for the future. when we extended the corridor to lynchburg, virginia we were able to use equipment that was available that extended from the northeast corridor that provided that service but there are areas as you say, for example one of the corridors that i think has great promise is to know what walkie to madison corridor for the future. that will require the rebuilding of the tracks and it will require additional equipment and you have a state that has made a strong commitment in regard to that, dean wisconsin and both in terms of equipment they would die and pay for in some cases on their own and also applying for and rebuilding the line between the walkie and madison or at least part of that line that they own. i think that is where the key for-- that the states have taken a leadership role in those corridors for the future was not only adding tracks and facilities but also with the equipment. we are there to help them but they are going to have to take a role in that process and also use the federal money that has become available. >> a question that arises here, i looked at
CSPAN
Apr 12, 2010 11:00pm EDT
the tax with a professor edwin cohen at the university virginia law school, a great lawyer always told me we mispronounce it. it should have been called tee-fra so we could have tee-fra two. [laughter] but tefra was a remarkable performance by bob dole to deal with the problem that we find insurmountable now which is dealing with the deficit also at that time we had a huge deficit and we had very high interest rates in the order of 18% interest rates and dole and some other members of the finance committee met with paul volcker, the fed chairman of the time and he said if you pass a package that cuts the deficit by a specified amount, he would ease off on the interest rates and so that was the motive they had and the members of the finance committee in particular the republicans took upon that as a challenge, and we put together in 1982 -- tefra was mainly the tax piece there was a spending company called the three legged stool, the famous often talked about the three legged stool, and it was tax increases, spending cuts and interest savings which did get enacted and paul volcker did cut
CSPAN
Apr 20, 2010 11:00pm EDT
on the move act to enforce that. we just got a free good verdict i think it was in virginia and the new etcoff que we have enforced that and we will continue to do so and we -- i agree the sheep the leadership of senator schumer and others in the passage of the act. as you know there was a bipartisan bill and we will fully and aggressively enforce it and i look forward to doing so. >> the election is coming up and we don't want to have another of 25% of the military. >> i agree with you, senator. >> -- not able to vote. on the new black party case dismissal, you tell the house judiciary committee when you testified the maximum penalty was sought in that case but the question was was obtained. could you compare the remedy with that actually obtained in the injunction? isn't it true that the complaint sought a permanent injunction against all four defendants and the ultimate was only for a few years and against just one defendant. was your analysis of that? >> i would like to start you indicated your opening statement we had erected a steel barrier and i want to point out for the record, senator
CSPAN
Mar 31, 2010 11:00pm EDT
of application her. >> in virginia we have a tough budget situation and there is consideration given to dispensing school breakfasts. can someone say how on portend the school breakfast program is? >> i can certainly do that. i have been involved in a number of districts where we have had programs that we have expanded breakfast through grab and go and breakfast in the classroom. our teachers leonhard our best advocates because what they see his students across more attentive in the classroom and less students going to the nurse's office because they are hungry and there is research to show especially when it comes to analytical skills and math and science, they are able to mentally be able to except those concepts a lot easier when they have had breakfast at. >> thank you. >> thank you, mr. chairman and all of you for your testimony today. ms. rivas the u.s. health care costs due to about eight -- of the city is estimated $150 billion per year half as paid for medicaid and medicare by one out of every $6 spent on health care we cannot afford to do the sparc road to many children in
CSPAN
Apr 23, 2010 11:00pm EDT
, sir. >> neither did i. but thanks to the generosity of churches in virginia, he and his parents found a home in the united states. and ledum, who says "i always wanted to be in the military," found his calling in the united states marine corps. he deployed to iraq, and was serving his second tour when his unit was struck by an improvised explosive device. in the weeks and months that followed, he battled to recover from traumatic brain injury. at a va medical center, with his parents at his side, he was presented a purple heart. and a few moments later, he was sworn in as an american citizen. this marine was not only determined to recover, he was determined to help others. he has been a leader and mentor to his fellow wounded warriors. in fact, i hear he's quite an athlete -- >> yes, sir. >> -- he agrees. he will compete next month in the first warrior games at the . olympic training center in colorado. so for his distinguished service to country, and for inspiring us all with his example of what citizenship truly means, i am proud to join the . citizenship and immigration services in
CSPAN
Apr 22, 2010 11:00pm EDT
. goodlatte from virginia has joined us. although is not a member of the subcommittee hears here with us today at former chairman our full committee and consult the ranking member were pleased to welcome them to join us in question today. >> thank you, mr. chairman. it's a pleasure to be here. i look for during the testimony of the witnesses regarding a very interesting subject. >> okay, welcome. first question i guess would be in reviewing the applications, did cftc examine the hedges both short and long for the products and if so what did the cftc discover? >> as i described, mr. chairman, the contract application process and the contract review process in the designation process for the exchange are two different processes. so when the designation process for the exchange itself from improving exchange we reviewed whether a method definition of the statute including whether they have the training facility, how the trades are executed, and the integrity of financial integrity of the contracts and the various systems in place to ensure fair and equitable trading. regarding the contracts, the
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